Health & Beauty

The Nile River and essential oils

The Nile River became a source of life throughout Africa because of its fertile soil. The Egyptian Empire grew around the Nile’s delta, becoming well known for its wealth, power and technology.

Egypt is considered to be the birthplace of the distillation process of essential oils, the earliest evidence occurred in the period of 5000 B.C.

Their uses varied from religious practice, relaxation, to healing the sick and many more.

Workshipping the gods was a popular practice, they dedicated to each divinity specific fragrances and their followers annoited the statues with these oils.